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are common and not that big of deal. but when the royals are in town, it is another story. the duke and duchess of came bres arrived on american soil yesterday. on today's agenda, a charity polo match, from the pricey a-list only. tickets go to will and kate's charity. tonight the couple attend the black tie event. the couple will return to the united kingdom tomorrow. >>> super bowl and "dancing with the stars" hines ward is facing felony charges after an early-morning arrest. we'll tell you what he's accused of. summer here here to stay. when might the storms swing back playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for cust
is still under investigation. >>> in orlando, the courtroom was closed, but it was still a big day for both sides in the casey anthony trial. the judge gave attorneys the day off to prepare for tomorrow's closing arguments. the jury is expected to begin deliberations tomorrow night, after six weeks of testimony, neither the defense nor the prosecution has proved how 2-year-old caylee died. >> based on her own admission, her lies and her behavior, all inferences correlated from, there's only one conclusion, that she's responsible, she's liable and that's it. >> fireworks and nonsense from the defense, you have to hit there's no premeditation, and you have to ask the jury, how did she die. >> casey anthony has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. if convicted she could get the death penalty. >>> the largest wildfire in new mexico's history has burned for six days now, but firefighters say they are starting to gain control. nearly 200 square miles of los alamos has been charred. uncomfortably close to one of the nation's largest nuclear weapons facilities. but for the first time since th
they have to pull their big girl panties up and get the job done. >> reporter: a fight down to the wire with uncle sam's credit on the line. the nation hits its debt ceiling on august second. the practical deadline is a couple weeks from now. that's because it will take time to analyze any deal and sell it to skeptical lawmakers. brian mooar, news 4. >>> as we reported earlier tonight, casey anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. where is casey anthony? did she go back to jail? >> yeah, she is in custody right now, in jail, in a holding cell, and she will stay in that cell until thursday morning. she will be sentenced thursday morning on the four guilty counts of lying to law enforcement officials during their investigation. the maximum sentence on those counts is one year each, she already has three years served going through this trial. the theory among legal analysts is that when they go to court on thursday morning. the judge will say, you have served your time, you are free to go. which means she could be out and free by thursday afternoon. >
. arrested and convicted. and now doing big time for that murder. i'm pat collins. news4, bladensburg. >>> the suspect in that case is being held without bond. >>> if you stepped outside this afternoon, you know the summer heat is here. and it's here to stay for a while. doug is outside in the thick of it with a look at what's happening out there right now. hey, doug. >> reporter: hi, dorene. you mentioned the thick of it. that is for sure. we are dealing with a heat index right now of 106 degrees. it is a hot day outside across our area. 93 degrees, the current temperature. but there's that heat index of 106 with a dew point in the upper 70s, that makes things very oppressive. winds at 17 miles per hour. that breeze does help a little bit. now, temperatures around the rest of the region sitting at 93 in frederick, 93 in sterling. 95 in fredericksburg of the but once again, here's the heat index across our region. 100 in frederick. but look to the south. fredericksburg, the heat index there, 116. 103 in clinton and towards winchester where right now we have a severe thunderstorm watch
's what happened here today. they say the kids were marching under this tree when that limb, that very big and heavy limb without notice without warning came tumbling down on top of them. >> one minute everything's fine and the next a tree just comes tom blung down. it was the people's church vacation bible camp. 25 kids of all different ages. >> we have serious injuries. two older people had pretty significant injuries we would say, priority one. they were taken to local trauma centers, and the three kids, several other kids were evaluated. they have some fairly serious injuries, nonlife threatening. >> everybody's supposed to be okay. the people's church vacation bible camp, every day they do something different. tomorrow they're supposed to go roller skating. i'm pat collins, news 4 washington. >> the fbi arrested a man from fairfax today and accused him of being on the payroll of the pakistani spy service. he's an american citizen, he's the executive director of the kashmiri american council. he's not charged with espionage. authorities say he made thousands of dollars in political con
it the nation hits its debt ceiling and defaults in nine days. the white house has been holding out for a big deal. one that shows the worlds the united states means business about its finances. >> you don't want politics messing around with america's credit. >> reporter: each side accused the other of playing politics. >> i know the president is worried about the next election, but my god, shouldn't we are worried about the country? >> reporter: the speaker says he and his party are moving ahead. senate democrats say they're working on a plan of their own, setting the stage for a duel between two bills. well, president obama will have to sign off on any plan republican as democrats answers the house and senate will have to fight this one out. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >>> and the other big story, the stifles heat and humidity. it continued to today, but there is relief in sight. in fact, for the first time in several days there will not be a heat advisory tomorrow. chuck bell is and itting by in the weather center with some good news. >> yes, indeed, craig. as you mentioned, the
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
this legislation. tea party republicans finally back the speaker. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck, no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> reporter: after yesterday's stram bell to cut more spending and dwift more arms, boehner has his troops in line. >> listen, for the sake of jobs, for the sake of our country, let's pass this bill and end this crisis. >> reporter: the boehner plan would cut spending $917 billion over ten years, but require a second vote in a few months. >> and here's my words. >> reporter: house democrats can't stop it. senate democrats say they will. >> it will not pass, because a short-term extension risks the same things that no extension risks. >> reporter: but democrats have given up on tax hikes, and they cut spending more than house republicans would. could the two plans be combined in a compromise? >> congress has a way of waiting until the last minute to do the right thing. we remain confident that it will. >> reporter: but today, debate on the boehn
matthews was killed. four others were injured after a big fight broke out. it happened last night. the four victims are expected to be okay. police have not said what started that fight. and they have not identified a suspect yet. >>> if you're heading to the national mall and plan on using metro you have to expect some delays this weekend because parts of the red, orange, and blue lines, they're going through track work today and tomorrow. and the smithsonian metro station is going to be closed for most of the day on monday. it will reopen after the fireworks are over. but to keep people from getting trampled on the escalators, a lot of the downtown station's escalators will be turned off. and all day monday, offpeak fares will be in effect. >>> start of a holiday weekend. it's also a friday. so doug is out in somebody's backyard because he likes to do that on fridays. he is out in montgomery county. where are you, doug? >> oh, we're in potomac, jim. and i'll tell you what, it is a beautiful day, and a beautiful backyard too. take a look. a great house here in maryland. as far as the weath
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
before the debt ceiling is raised. a notion savaged this week by a big-name senate republican. >> it's unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work of trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. saturday, sunday, monday. in reality, especially in the senate, the two political parties really are not that far apart on the key issue, spending. th
agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: republicans and democrats may agree on the urgent need to trim spending, but they're at odds on how and how much. >> democrats and republicans -- >> reporter: president obama and house speaker john boehner agreed on a target of $4 trillion in cuts, but saturday evening the speaker abandoned that plan saying it was just too ambitious and couldn't pass. >> a big package would require big pax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult, with 9.2% unemployment, a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all of these jobs at rick. >> reporter: uncle scam's crsam rating may be at risks. >> if that happens, catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders who re
it. and that in a nutshell is why a lot of big, moderate players in this town led by president obama do like this bipartisan scheme. with 13 days until possible default, all eyes are on the gang of six senators, three republicans and three democrats. they met today with house democrats. can they craft a deficit deal that can pass congress? lawmakers ask gang of six democrat kent conrad. >> how does this work? where is it headed? >> reporter: like the deficit commission, like president obama, the gang of six has a plan that's balanced. gang of six democrat dick durbin. >> it does it by putting everything on the table. everything. spending cuts, entitlement programs and revenue. >> reporter: $3 trillion in spending cuts, including cuts in medicare and the like. $1 trillion in tax hikes. but not on most americans. >> we're actually reducing tax rates, both on the individual side and the corporate side. >> reporter: that's a move to win over conservatives, like house gop leader eric cantor. >> and so i don't think that raising taxes, increasing tax rates, is the answer. certainly not in
of a big bipartisan meeting on the looming debt crisis. brian mooar is on capitol hill now with more on this. brian? >> hey there, jim. those twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, but the tweeter in chief was allowed to go a little bit longer. >> here's a tweet. >> from the whitehouse, president obama hosted the first-ever twitter town hall. a question and answer session that started with a hardball. >> what mistakes have you made in handling this recession, and what would you do differently? >> one would have been to explain to the american people that it was going to take a while for us to get out of this. >> reporter: the white house says the questions were both written and chosen by twitter users. >> our next question comes from someone you may know. this is speaker boehner. >> oh, there you go. >> after embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs? >> what he's right about is that we have not seen fast enough job growth relative to the need. >> reporter: the twitter town hall came on the eve of a white house debt ceiling showdown
, several of them, this big come out of our trees. it just was whooshing around last night. >> reporter: dominion power said it expects to have all of its customers' electricity restored tomorrow morning. >>> members of congress cutting their 4th of july break short so deal with the debt limit deadline. they'll be back to work out a deal. democrats are still insisting on tax increases as part of that debt solution. republicans are still refusing any tax hikes. the nation will go into an unprecedented default on its debt if the current $14.3 trillion cap isn't raised by august 2nd. >>> for the 45th time, the folks in palisades park in the northwest washington area held their parade and brought out big crowds, as usual today. that neighborhood parade is a good example of local hometown washington far from the national monuments. tom sherwood has our report. ♪ >> reporter: from traditional tubas -- ♪ >> reporter: to the gay and lesbian different drummers band that's performed here since 1990, the 45th consecutive palisades parade made its claim on the hometown field that often gets los
and even a tad relief for some people, doug. >> you know what? more than a tad, wendy. i would say big-time relief for a lot of us out there right now, as we did have some storms roll through. and one of those storms in particular was so strong, it put out a boundary that really helped to cool everybody down. right now on doppler radar, you can see really only one storm around our area. a few storms back towards west virginia, the one in our location right now is right around prince william county around the brentsville region. but notice how it has cooled things down. 94 right now instead of 102 just a couple hours ago. the heat index? down from 121 to 100. we can deal with 100. we dealt with it before. current temperatures out there right now, you can see where the storms were, and where that boundary came through. 88 right now in leesburg. 88 in gaithersburg, but 100 in l plata and culpeper at 102. that's where we're dealing with the very high heat endetection readings. 121 in la plata. 123 in fredericksburg, but into the 90s, so very good news there. we're going continue to see nic
with the expectation or their expectation that you would talk about the debt ceiling and that big issue the president is dealing with right now. but that -- obviously, you had other places that needed to be addressed, as well. >> well, you know, the white house had in mind, the president want to get his message out to the american people. as he has promised those congressional leaders he is going to do, he is going to take his case to the american people with regard to raising the debt and cutting spending and all of the other issues they're talking about. but there are some issues that i think are pretty germane and relevant and important to people in washington and in the washington area. and i kind of had a notion that the president would not mind talking about those things specifically. he's talked a lot about the debt ceiling. he talked about that, and, you know, i kind of figured that folks who are going to be watching "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast, ey'll get a lot about that on the debt ceiling. but i think there are some other kinds of things that folks in washington want to h
could do that. >> wait until they have the ipad that's that big, you could stand in front of an ipad and kiss it too. i suppose. >> virtual. >>> we better go to weather. >> yes, we do. >> you were right, 93 didn't sound much better when we talked about it today. but it felt better. >> you don't think of waterspouts with pennsylvania, too often. this is erie county, pennsylvania, and this is bear beach just off bear beach, northwestern area of the state. it forms, a strong line of thunderstorms came through yesterday. and it dissipated before it came on to land. of course, around here what we saw was pockets of heavy rain and flash flooding yesterday. our high temperature today 95 degrees after starting out at 76, boy, that sure was nice. the average high 89 degrees, over the next couple days, temperatures are still going to remain above the average high. today, though, the nicest since july 17th, when the humidity was way down too. all that ugly heat, the monster heat is going to return. at the end of the workweek, by week's end. and it's going to stick around for a day or two. 93
, restaurants and nightclubs bring in big crowds. many say they are attracting trouble. last night darcy spencer went to adams morgan to check it out for herself. >> reporter: i was out here until 4:00 this morning with a photographer. we wanted to come here and see exactly what is happening in the overnight hours. are police overwhelmed. are the crowds out of control. here's what we found. ♪ this is adams morgan on a saturday night where the streets and sidewalks are just as packed as the nightclubs. what's it like down here? >> it's wild. crazy. people every where. motorcycles. people every where. and it's real fun. it's exciting >> reporter: over the course of four hours from midnight to 4:00 a.m. this is what we found. thousands of people coming out to 18th street, a strip of bars and restaurants. some here to drink, take in the scenery. others found them cess on the wrong side of the law, locked up. two men were arrested after a fight at 2:30 in the morning. we saw another man who couldn't walk on his own. his friend were helping him home. >> what brings you to adams morgan. >> a vacation
is causing big delays out there and flights have been grounded at all three airports. right now at dulles international airport and bwy-marshal, delays up to two hours. and at reagan national airport, delays up to an hour and forty five minutes. as always, check with your airline before you head to the airport. >>> if you have any weather pictures from your community, we invite you to share them with us. the e-mail address is weather@nbcwashington.com. >>> there was a threat of bad weather in florida this morning. but in spite of that, the space shuttle "atlantis" did in fact cut through the sky on its final journey into space. after 30 years, the shuttle program is being retired. millions of people watched the "atlantis" launch today. many had mixed emotions, though. kristen dahlgren reports from cape canaveral, florida. >> reporter: they are moments we have seen for years. but today was different as atlanta's astronauts took the final steps. tension building as workers and watchers kept their eyes on the weather, hoping skies would clear for one final look at the iconic spacecraft as it
night, another fan almost takes a big fall trying to catch a baseball. >>> and hakeem dermish is at the >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the brother of afghan president hamid karzai. all the sources and countries around the world are not necessarily believing that. he was the younger half brother of the afghan president, he was extremely influential in southern afghanistan, but very controversial too. karzai was rumored to be involved with the opium trade. karzai helped nato forces bring local leaders and the taliban to the negotiating table. he was shot and killed at home today by his bodyguard. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack as noted. but there is skepticism about whether or not they really had anything to do with it. >>> president obama met with congressional leaders late this afternoon in another effort to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. republicans proposed a short term deal, it runs out when the president's term expires. steve handlesman reports. >>> as republicans turned up the heat on him, president ob
distinctly remember looking at a woman with her hair in a curly pony tail, curly big hair, wondering why she wasn't being accosted as well. >> they responded by saying they take any potential racism charge seriously, but they say they are confident the alleged hair search was the case of officers being thorough during security searches. >>> coming up tonight, a new weather scare for the space shuttle "atlantis" just a few days before its final launch. >> america is getting fatter. we'll see how our region shapes up compared to the rest of the country. >>> and after all these storms, the weekend looking pretty good. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's a report out today that america's waistline conti
as of 6:00 p.m. this evening. the big difference between yesterday and today, though, are the dew point temperatures. yesterday these numbers were in the 77, 78-degree range. so the humidity today only 37%, as opposed to 50-plus percent yesterday. that's made all the difference in the world. air temperatures today, no bargain. upper 90s to touchg 100 degrees. heat index values, though, yesterday we topped out at 121 in d.c. now, only -- only -- 107. temperatures staying mid to upper 90s for the next hour or so. back down only to the upper 80s by 11:00 p.m. one or two random rain drops. very little in the way of widespread coverage. this storm on top of front royal right now. there's more showers up here right along the maryland/pennsylvania border. those won't be bothering us. most of this activity will fade away. only an isolated chance of shower overnight. more organizing storms pack up to the north and west. that's part of the next weather change, that will be coming our way. the heat remains in place. we'll at least have the heat excessive advisory tomorrow. up around 100 to 105 deg
adams said we ought to be 235 years ago. have a big party. fireworks and celebrate this as the most important day of the nation. >> reporter: now, if you take a look behind me, folks are starting to gather on the west lawn and weather permitting, the dress rehearsal, it staunlts at 8:00 runs to 10:30. the firsttiveties start tomorrow at about 8:00. jimmy smits hosted but little richard, steve martin, the million dollar quartet. josh groban. a plethora of people to come down here and see. so weather permitting, make it your. live at the capitol. back to you. >> reporter: appreciate that. >>> folks, on this holiday weekend you do not have to go far to get et best seafood in america. maryland's chesapeake bay has the best in the land. that's according to a ranking compiled by the chiefflight.com. maryland's eastern shore was picked for the countless places to get what the website calls "the freshest crabs in the unt country" coming in second, batten rooub for its crawfish, boston maine for oysters, georgetown for lobster and charleston, south carolina picked for its atlantic shrimp. >>
-term power to raise the debt ceiling. postponing the big debate on spending and taxes. >> yeah, everybody understands stupid, that's what i think of that idea. you don't turn over this authority unilaterally to the president. it's a duck and cover so the members don't have to take a tough vote. >> but many democrats like the mcconnell plan. >> i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. >> reporter: that's the new focus of talks at the white house. but bigger is better, said an obama spokesman. the president still prefers the so-called big deal, the long-term deal. think about ten years with major cuts in spending and tax hikes. live at the white house, i'm steve handelsman, news4. dorene, back to you. >> it seems to get more complicated every day, steve. >> reporter: without a solution close, dorene. >> indeed. steve handelsman at the white house, thank you. >>> opening statements today in the perjury trial of former baseball star roger clemens. he's accused of lying under oath to congress in 2008 about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. his former trainer says tha
on twitter hash tag beat the heat. >>> now to the other big story of the day. space shuttle "atlantis" landed on a runway at cape canaveral today, marking the end of the 30-year space shuttle program. for some of the nasa employees in our area, it was a day of mixed emotions. but for the people who got to see the touchdown in person in florida it was all cheers. jay gray joins us live from ken key space center with more. hi, jay. >> reporter: hey, dorene, you're right. a special day here at kennedy space center, a picture-perfect landing just before dawn on runway 15. amazing, and as you talk about, an emotional end to a very important chapter in u.s. space exploration. it can be hard to go home, especially when it's for the last time. >> its place in history secured. the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> reporter: and a close to an amazing chapter in the history of the space agency. >> thank you, "columbia" "challenger" "discovery" "endeavour" thank you for protecting us and bringing this to an end. god bless all of you and god bless the united states
in this one. we had big names. there's dan hellie right now. oh! his shot blocked. couldn't make this one. >> soccer? >> nomar gar see parra and look at this. faked out washington poefrt the reporter there. a fun one. everyone had a good time over there at castle stadium. >> as promised, the seven day, please, sir. >> yes. hot weather through the remainder of the upcoming week. 99 tomorrow. best chance of rain is wednesday and a cooling trend heading towards next weekend. might be barely 90 instead of almost 100. >> all right. >>> you were talking about dan hellie and kobe bryant there, looks like -- you know -- >> dan actually got a chance to talk to kobe. take a listen. >> were you holding back any soccer skills throughout? >> hell no. i was out there trying. i was try. it's different when it's a smaller pitch. you can't hide. man. you've got have skill, because that ball's moving around too fast. on a bigger pitch i can hide a little bit. >> reporter: what will you be doing? not working for a little while. >> playing soccer. might as well. the 20-year itch is back. >> the 20-year itch.
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